Stan Goff is the Managing Editor of Dental Products Report, Dental Lab Products and Modern Hygienist. He has covered the dental industry since 1999 and can be reached at email@example.com.
Techs at Becker Dental Laboratory having a ball with healthier seating
Back pain is the last thing anyone working at a lab bench wants to put up with every day. That’s why ceramist Shawn Holmes of Becker Dental Laboratory in Herculaneum, Mo., looked into exercises and new seating in an effort to combat his lower back pain. What he found was a two-for-one solution in stability balls. Now that he has swapped his traditional dental lab chairs for these stability “exercise” balls, Holmes’ back pain has gone away and he’s feeling better and stronger while at work.
Power of probiotics
Photo: EvoraPlus Probiotics have been around for some time, but a relatively new product is designed to use them to tackle a number of oral health issues.
A little clarity on CBCT imaging
By now, we’ve all pretty much heard about just how much additional information and clinical data can be gathered by using cone beam 3D imaging. However, many GPs are not sure exactly which cases are best suited for this evolving technology, and there also has been confusion and concern in recent months about radiation doses and possible health risks with children exposed to too many CBCT scans.
5 reasons to buy: Fast flowable base
1. Offers maximum flexibility by allowing users to cap the restorative with any methacrylate-based universal composite to provide esthetics and strength. 2. It delivers reduced polymerization stress (up to 60% less than previously available flowables) minimizing issues known to be associated with stress such as marginal integrity, post-op sensitivity, microleakage and secondary caries.
DPR Tech Census 2011
One of the many things we learned in our annual Technology Census is that the readers of Dental Products Report really do like technology, but that the large majority is not just going to jump at the newest gadgets without a little investigating.
"The only curing solution you need..."
When I started in dentistry in 1986, the most powerful quartz halogen light required at least 40 seconds to fully cure an increment of composite, while conventional curing lights lacked power. When indirect restorations asserted their presence in the 1990s, materials like Empress (Ivoclar Vivadent) leucite porcelain or feldspathic porcelain veneers allowed light penetration. However, materials like InCeram (VITA) and Procera (Nobel Biocare) still did not.
Top 100: 5 Great efforts to help those in need
These manufacturers, dentists and organizations all go the extra mile to help those in need, whether it be underserved populations or victims of natural disasters. GC America Inc. RESTORE Japan With the company’s 90th anniversary celebration, 2011 was primed to be a special year for GC America.
Exclusive interview with VOCO's Leif Ebert
In the January 2012 issue of Dental Products Report, VOCO America President Leif Ebert was profiled in the 10 Questions article. Here is the complete version of Ebert's interview with DPR Executive Editor Stan Goff.
What's up with ADA's health screenings?
Dr. Daniel M. Meyer was not happy to see the ADA cancel this year’s Health Screening Program (HSP) as well as leave it’s future unclear heading in to the recently completed annual session in Orlando.
Looking Ahead: Industry Insiders Forecast Future Trends
There is no sure way to predict what to expect in the year to come. launches get delayed. economic issues reshape expectations. Patient behavior can be…unpredictable. But while the practical efforts of reading the professional tea leaves may not bear much fruit, the exercise, in principle, is an interesting way to gauge just how ready your team and your practice is to take advantage of new opportunities and confront sudden challenges.
The Benchmark: Resin composites
Estelite Sigma Quick Herculite Ultra Tetric EvoCeram REALITY's Top Choices
Serving, selling what's best for dentists, patients
Kim Foster Del Percio, Ultradent Products Ultradent’s Kim Foster Del Percio is a people person. Her personality allows her to “facilitate cohesiveness,” and this allows her to help both customers and co-workers excel.
New dental product: Patient bibs
Several studies have shown bib holders are a potential source for cross-contamination in the dental office. Using Bib-Eze eliminates that risk.
Septodont adds oraverse to its pain control offerings
Septodont Inc. is known as a leader in dental anesthetics and related products. Septocaine is one of the most used local anesthetics in dentistry and the company has a wide offering of related pain control products including its new Septoject Evolution needles.
Looking Ahead: Part II
Editor's Note: This is the web follow-up to our January cover story, "Looking Ahead: Industry Insiders Forecast Future Trends." There is no sure way to predict what to expect in the year to come. launches get delayed. economic issues reshape expectations. Patient behavior can be…unpredictable.
Cubs Barney puts dental career on hold to fulfill his Big League dreams
Chicago Cubs fans have not had a lot to smile about this season, but rookie second baseman Darwin Barney has certainly done his part. The 25-year-old infielder has provided a number of clutch hits and dazzling plays in the field for the struggling Cubs and was named the National League Rookie of the Month for April after hitting .326 with 14 RBI. Dental background
Keep it running
You’ve got a practice and staff you’re proud of and patients coming through the door. You have all the tools you need to deliver great care. but are you in total control?
3D Video A new dimension to visual presentations Last January, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas turned into a giant coming out party for 3D television. Coming on the heals of the massive theatrical success of the 3D movie Avatar and with the commercial launch of 3D Blu-Ray players, it’s clear 3D viewing is a big part of the future of video.
Don’t be afraid of your kids’ treats
Children throughout the country have their sites set on showing off cool costumes this weekend and on bringing home bags stuffed with candy. Many children look forward to this day throughout the year, but taking in too many of these sugary snacks clearly isn’t good for their overall health or for their smiles.
Fight cavities with sweet Valentine's Day treats
Go ahead and get that special someone in your life a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. And while you’re at it, you can do so with your dentist’s blessings.
OHA steps UP
Photo: Oral Health America President, CEO Beth Truett Many dental professionals are familiar with Oral Health America (OHA), which recently held its 20th annual Gala and Benefit during the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. Yet most of you probably are not aware of all the programs offered by the OHA and the ways in which you can help. Dental Products Report asked OHA and its President and CEO, Beth Truett, to tell our readers about how the organization is working to make a difference.
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